Behold! Other crazy awesome people doing crazy awesome things!
I met Leigh Hilary Lee through dance while I was growing up. She is an extremely talented and inspiring choreographer, teacher, and dancer, who just happens to be a lovely human being as well. Together with her family, JJ Mills Organic Farm was created.
(see interview below)I think my favorite part of this interview is when she refers to her husband as the Google king because of the amount of research he has done to make the farm a reality (this is also one of my dad’s roles in the creation of our farm).
JJ Mills Organic Farm and the far-from-average people who started it demonstrate, once again, how important sustainable living and growing practices are. They saw the need for change and they did it! Action is the key here people! Now, to be clear, I am not exactly telling you to all move to farms and start raising sheep and goats and growing all your own food, even though that would be pretty amazing. But I am urging you to think about…
– volunteering on a farm
– buying local
– researching where your food is coming from
– maybe donating to a sustainable initiative… like an Underground Greenhouse? (see what I did there?)
The projects that are being taken on by the Lee family and my own family are projects that are for the greater good of the community. By ensuring that our local food producers are supported and cherished, we don’t have to be so worried about food security in the long run, we lessen our footprint by eliminating extensive transportation, and you are eating healthier and fresher food! Win win for everybody!
So go to farmer’s markets! Go plant some veggies in your backyard! Go get your hands dirty! I promise you won’t regret it.
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